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Boreray, St Kilda

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Boreray (Boraraigh; Boreray) is an uninhabited island in the St Kilda archipelago in the North Atlantic. Geography Boreray lies about west-northwest of North Uist. It covers about , and reaches a height of at Mullach an Eilein. Boreray is formed of a breccia of gabbro and dolerites. There are two sea stacks, vertical pillars of rock, just off Boreray. Stac An Armin, to the north, is the taller at 196 metres (643 ft) high, while Stac Lee, 600 m (660 yards) to the west, is 172 metres (564 ft) high. Boreray is the smallest of the Scottish islands to have a summit over . History Boreray has the Cleitean MacPhàidein, a "cleit village" of three small bothies used regularly during fowling expeditions from Hirta. As a result of a smallpox outbreak on Hirta in 1727, three men and eight boys were marooned on Stac an Armin off the coast of Boreray until the following May. There are also ruins of Taigh Stallar (the steward's ho
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